Swoop into Kindergarten

life in kindergarten at Laguna Blanca

Introducing Miss Horibe!


I am very excited to welcome Miss Kayla Horibe to Kindergarten!  She will be our assistant this year. Kayla is returning to the owls nest, having graduated from Laguna Blanca in 2007, where she served as top owl, or Student Body President. (Hoot!Hoot!) She could not be more thrilled to be here! Let’s get to know Miss Horibe better:


Favorite Color: Turquoise

Favorite Food: Mexican Food

Favorite Movie: A Bug’s Life

Favorite Ride at Disneyland: the Matterhorn

Favorite Vacation Spot: Thailand

Favorite Book: Where the Wild Things Are

Favorite Sweet: Trader Joe’s Rice Pudding

Favorite Vegetable: Kale

Favorite Fruit: Cherry Tomatoes

Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Animal: Dolphin

Fun and Interesting Facts About Miss Horibe:

-All her siblings attended Laguna.

-She had a pet pig named Truffles, but then he ran away.

-She loves kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

-She speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.

-She loves to go barefoot.

-She was a part of Laguna Blanca’s CIF-winning volleyball team in 2007!

Welcome back Miss Horibe! We’re so glad you are here.


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September is coming!

I have been enjoying my classroom on and off for most of the summer, popping in weekly to clean, organize, put away supplies, and plan for September. I am so excited for all of the new ideas I have found and plan to implement this school year. With a full house this year, I had to do some major reorganizing and rid the classroom of clutter.  Here are some of my new ideas:



Table numbers are hanging from the ceiling, instead of being in the middle of each table!


All the things that make up the Listening Center have been relocated to the Reading Pond. I love my new storage closet!


Students’ Journals and Thematic Notebooks will be placed in the magazine holders that are color coordinated to each table group!


Birthdays are displayed clearly!


A new job chart gives each student an opportunity to have a different job each week.


The Play Kitchen is in a new location and has been restocked!


The Reading Centers chart has a new look.


Students will be greeted by a “Word of the Day” each morning as they enter the classroom.


The Superstar has a fresh poster and a new, special place to sit.

So the countdown has begun! Teachers start back tomorrow and students arrive for Orientation September 2. I can’t wait for an exciting year ahead!


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